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History doesn’t have to be “oldy, moldy” of at least a century or so ago.

Spike_WPThere are efforts underway to dream up some productive way to revitalize the cupola/grocery store building on the northeast corner of the Gallatin square.  These days private business does not exactly latch onto vacant buildings with problems, no matter how good the location.

It is premature to settle on any course of action which will determine the future of one of Gallatin’s landmarks. It is likely, however, to become a

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Last week’s storm roils the clouds

Tornadoes were spotted over the Winston area Wednesday of last week during a storm system that moved through the region. Tim Andrew with the Kidder-Winston-Altamont Fire Department said at least four funnels were spotted going up and down over Winston. One home was damaged near Altamont and trees were downed near Kidder. Along with KAW, Gallatin Fire Protection District, Jameson, Jamesport and Lake Viking Fire Departments, as well as the

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Gilman City R-4 launches scholarship campaign

Gilman City R-4 School District is teaming up with the Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri to launch an effort to develop more scholarships for graduates of Gilman City High School.

This is the second north Missouri school district to work with the Foundation to establish addtional scholarships for graduating students.

Roger Alley, school superintendent, says the past few years have been extremely successful for students and faculty and test scores

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Search reveals drugs at rural Gallatin home

Roger Dale Hess, 48, and Celeste Spangler, 53, both of Gallatin, were each charged April 30 with class C felony possession of controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of less than 35 grams of a synthetic cannabinoid, and four counts unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

The arrests were made after a search warrant was executed at their residence south of Gallatin on April 29. They were held on 24-hour investigative hold until

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Gallatin club installs officers

The Laureate Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 18 at Washington Street Station in Cameron to celebrate Founder’s Day. Nancy Terry revealed the new theme “We put our hearts into it.”  Members met May 2 at Mi Mexico with Lois Agenstein as hostess. Sue Gillilan installed the following new officers: President Barbara Irby, Vice President Carol Weaver, Secretary Lois Barton, Corresponding Secretary Nancy Salmon, and Treasurer Linda

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary


8:39 am – Vehicle over on its side and off the road with no one around on Highway K, 1-½ miles north of Highway 6.

8:46pm – Pony found on Highway 6 near MoDOT.



6:26 am – Report of strong winds in Coffey.

11:13 am – Assisting conservation agent with investigation in Winston.

4:52 pm – Reports of multiple funnel clouds in the areas of Kidder, Winston

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Park board considers basketball court, finishes playground

Bob Robertson, ball game coordinator for the Gallatin Park Board, reported on sports programs at the park during the meeting of the board held April 21. Ball practices are fully underway. Work is beginning on the installation of the new batting cage to be located north of the upper ball field.

Mr. Robertson also discussed possible locations and equipment for a future basketball court. The sole bid for the proposed

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Grad students, summer staff approved at R-5 meeting

The senior class of 2016 list for graduation was approved as presented during the meeting of the Gallatin R-5 Board of Education held May 2.

Dr. Copple shared a thank you card from the junior class of 2017 for helping with prom parking.

Amanda Eiberger was offered a special education teacher position for the 2016-2017 school year.

The summer school staff list was approved as presented.

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Warford editor of Inscape

The 41st edition of Inscape, Central Methodist University’s magazine of the arts, has been released. The magazine features creative works by CMU students, faculty, and staff plus three pieces by area high school students.

The editors of this year’s Inscape were English majors Courtney Warford and Danielle Franklin. Warford is a senior from Pattonsburg and Franklin is a junior from Odessa. Dr. Kavita Hatwalkar served as the faculty advisor.

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